The new BMW C 600 Sport and BMW C 650 GT Maxi Scooters, one for speed one for comfort

The BMW C 600 Sport and BMW C 650 GT Maxi Scooters For Dynamic Riding.

Urban areas are facing challenges such as growing traffic volume, high petrol and fuel pricing, and greater CO2 regulations, requiring drastic changes for individual mobility concepts. The BMW has The BMW C 600 Sport and BMW C 650 GT Maxi Scooters For Dynamic Ridingtaken these significant challenges on board and is developing solutions for the mobility needs of today and tomorrow.  As an integral part of the BMW Group, BMW Motorrad is also dealing with the issues of individual mobility and the future needs of customers, expanding its business activities to include urban mobility.

Among its first ‘Urban Mobility’ offerings, BMW Motorrad introduce two premium vehicles in the maxi scooter segment. The BMW C 600 Sport and the BMW C 650 GT combine the outstanding riding properties of a motorcycle with the precise agility and comfort of a scooter for a new kind of dynamic riding experience. Both the BMW C 600 Sport and the BMW C 650 GT will be built and ssembled at the same BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin where the current line of BMW motorcycles are put together.

The BMW C 600 Sport and BMW C 650 GT – One for touring and one for sport

The differing characteristics of these two maxi scooters appeal to a wide target group: the BMW C 600 Sport for riders who desire a more aggressive and sporty ride and the C 650 GT for customers seeking touring comfort on long distance rides. Both the BMW C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT present the unique design concept of BMW Motorrad, setting a new benchmark for this category.  Modern and dynamic, the BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT are two perfect examples of the BMW Motorrad design philosophy.

Powerful two-cylinder inline engine with CVT and characteristic sound.
The two-cylinder inline engine of the BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT is an all-new development by BMW Motorrad with a displacement of 647 cc. In both models, its rated power output is 60 hp at The BMW C 600 Sport7,500 rpm, and its max torque of 49 lb-ft is available at 6,000 rpm. The power is transferred via a directly integrated CVT, or continuously variable transmission. With a low center of gravity, the engine is inclined 70° to the front. The characteristic sound and low vibration levels are the result of the 90° crank pin offset, 270° ignition spacing, and two balancer shafts driven by spur gears.
 
An electronic fuel injection system supplies the four valves under the two overhead camshafts. Oil is supplied from a dry sump with double oil pump, and an efficient cooling concept optimizes the thermal equilibrium in the two-cylinder engine. The exhaust system is made completely of stainless steel and complies with motorcycle specifications. Fitted with a closed loop catalytic converter and an oxygen sensor, the
 
Both the BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT maxi scooters fulfill today the Euro-4 emission limits of tomorrow.

Suspension with agility and premium riding stability.
One objective in the development of the BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT was to combine directional stability at high speeds on rural highways with agility in city traffic – and clear feedback to the rider – just like a motorcycle. The design of the BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT suspension features a torsionally rigid hybrid combination of tubular steel bridge frame and diecast aluminum. In addition, the load bearing two-cylinder inline engine offers a particularly rigid construction for stable and high precision response.

Riding stability is enhanced by the cast light-alloy single swingarm with coaxial center of rotation. The suspension provides a sporty yet comfortable ride using an upside down front fork with a tube diameter of 1.57 inches and a reclining spring strut on the left side. The spring travel for both are 4.5 inches – similar to what is commonly seen on motorcycles.  The tire widths of the BMW C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT are also similar to motorcycle tire dimensions.

BMW C 650 GTPowerful braking system with standard BMW Motorrad ABS.
The new BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT are equipped with a generously sized braking system consisting of a two-rotor disc brake at the front and a single disc brake at the rear, each 10.6 inches (270 mm) in diameter.  The standard BMW Motorrad ABS ensures maximum possible safety.

Multifunctional instrument cluster.
The instrument cluster of the BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT offers a large, easily readable LCD display with integrated engine speed readout and an analog speedometer with considerably more functions than usual in this vehicle class.

The BMW C 600 Sport with the world premiere FlexCase.

The FlexCase for the BMW C 600 Sport is an innovative storage space concept.  A flap under the seat enlarges the storage space when the scooter is parked. This can be used, for example, to hold two helmets.

So, what are the main differences between the BMW C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT?
The sporty, dynamic one – the BMW C 600 Sport – has a seat positioned for active riding with the foot boards, seat, and handlebar in an ergonomic triangle. The BMW C 650 GT offers an alternative for riders who prefer touring and long distance comfort. The rider and passenger are positioned in a relaxed sitting posture that is suited to especially long stretches. An adjustable seat backrest for the rider, a higher handlebar and floor boards instead of separate footrests offer greater passenger comfort. In addition, the BMW C 650 GT offers a larger, electrically adjustable windscreen for improved protection against wind and weather.

What colours are the BMW C 600 Sport and BMW C 650 GT available in?
The BMW C 600 Sport is available in Cosmic blue metallic matt, Titanium silver metallic and Sapphire black metallic. The BMW C 650 GT is available in Sapphire black metallic, Platinum bronze metallic and Vermilion red metallic.

For more information about the BMW C 600 Sport and BMW C 650 GT Maxi Scooters, please visit the BMW website.

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